Harley Allen RIP
Allen, who was 55, was the son of bluegrass great "Red" Allen. Raised in Dayton, Ohio, Allen settled in Nashville in 1990 and immediately gained notice as a charismatic force.
He wrote and recorded his own material, but his primary impact was as a composer of songs made famous by others. Among his best-known songs were "High Sierra," which was recorded by the trio of Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris; "The Baby," a Top 10 hit for Shelton; and "The Little Girl," a #1 hit for Montgomery that also received three Academy of Country Music nominations. more on this story
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